Events

Aptos Middle Schoolyard Event – Sept. 17th

Aptos Middle School was built with Public Works Adminstration funds during the Great Depression (photo courtesy of Gray Brechin). I will be sharing historic neighborhood photos and books at the Aptos Middle Schoolyard Kick-Off celebration on Sat. Sept. 17th from 11AM-1PM. Hope to see you there! aptos

West Side Whimsy Presentation – August 24th

West Side Whimsy – Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m – Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Drive (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco, CA 94132
Discover the unique atmosphere and whimsical architecture of the City Beautiful movement-inspired neighborhoods built west of Twin Peaks. From Art Deco landmarks, West Indies colonials, and storybook cottages to Mediterranean villas, learn from San Francisco historian and City Guide volunteer, Jacquie Proctor,TropicBeachColorCrop about the Period-Revival style of architecture found in San Francisco’s western neighborhoods and beyond. Both a question-and-answer session and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Spring West Side Walk, Sunday, May 1st, 1PM

Learn about this home featured on the Golden Gate International Exposition Model Home tour GGIEModelHomeLakesideand more on my annual spring West Side Whimsy tour for San Francisco City Guides on Sunday, May 1st, at 1PM.

From Art Deco landmarks to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how architect Harold G. Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Meet at the pedestrian staircase entrance to the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, adjacent to 141 Junipero Blvd. for this two-hour walk. No restrooms available. Rain cancels. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.

West Side Whimsy Walk Sunday, Oct. 4th at 1PM

DarienWayI hope you can join me for my annual fall West Side Whimsy tour for San Francisco City Guides on Sunday, October 4th, at 1PM. From Art Deco landmarks to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how architect Harold G. Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Meet at the pedestrian staircase entrance to the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, adjacent to 141 Junipero Blvd. for this two-hour walk. No restrooms available. Rain cancels. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.

Free Guided Hike of Mt. Davidson, Sun. May 31st

Putting bulbs back on cross after painting Side Of Mt. Davidson Coss1928 You are invited to my spring 2015 tour of Mt. Davidson Park for City Guides on Sun. May 31st at 1PM (rain cancels). Learn about the inspired history of the unique forest planted by Adolph Sutro on this 1.5 hour stroll to top of San Francisco’s highest hill. Find out about the crosses built at the summit, including this one seen in 1928 getting its lights back on after being painted (photo courtesy John Williams) and the concrete  cross dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1934 : San Francisco City Guides.

West Side Whimsy Walk Returns Sat. May 2nd

lakesidedrugs I hope you can join me for my annual spring West Side Whimsy tour for San Francisco City Guides on Saturday, May 2nd, at 1PM. From Art Deco landmarks to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how architect Harold G. Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Meet at the pedestrian staircase entrance to the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, adjacent to 141 Junipero Blvd. for this two-hour walk. No restrooms available. Rain cancels. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.

West Side Whimsy Walk Sat. May 24th at 1PM

TropicBeachColor2 Come join me for this seasonal May 2014 tour for San Francisco City Guides on Saturday, May 24th, at 1PM. From Art Deco landmarks such the Tropic Beach facade of the Sutro Baths (color rendering above) to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how architect Harold G. Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Meet at the pedestrian staircase entrance to the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, adjacent to 141 Junipero Blvd. for this two-hour walk. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.

West Side Whimsy Walk Returns Sun. Oct. 27th

Come join me for this seasonal October 2013 tour for San Francisco City Guides on Sunday. Oct. 27th at 1PM. From Art Deco landmarks to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how architect Harold G. Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Meet at the pedestrian staircase entrance to the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, adjacent to 141 Junipero Blvd. for this two-hour walk. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.

Free Guided Hike of Mt. Davidson Sat. Oct. 19th

You are invited to my seasonal October tour of Mt. Davidson for City Guides on Sat. Oct. 19th at 10AM (rain cancels). Learn about the inspired history of the unique forest planted by Adolph Sutro on this 1.5 hour stroll to top of San Francisco’s highest hill and the gigantic cross dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1934 : San Francisco City Guides.

Presenting “West of Twin Peaks” Monday, July 29th

Last chance to see my San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks history slideshow for the San Francisco Public Library summer reading program this Mon., July 29 at 7:00 PM – Sunset Branch (1305 18th Ave.) Hope to see you there! More about my book at San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks.